Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
January 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Joseph Papineau


Papineau, Joseph (1752-1841), notary public and politician, was born at Montreal, on October 16, 1752, the son of Joseph Papineau and Marie-Josèphe Beaudry. He was educated at the Montreal and Quebec Seminaries, and was commissioned a surveyor in 1773 and a notary public in 1780. In 1776 he was one of two volunteers who earned dispatches from Montreal to Sir Guy Carleton at Quebec, through the American lines. He sat in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada from 1792 to 1804, and from 1809 to 1814, for Montreal county or Montreal East. In 1801 he bought the seigniory of La Petite Nation, on the Ottawa river ; and here he lived until 1818, when he sold the sei Tory to his son Louis Joseph, and went to live in Montreal . Here he died on July 8, 1841. In 1779 he married Marie-Rosalie Cherrier; and by her he had seven sons and three daughters. See L. O. David, Les deux Papineau (Montreal, 1896) and Biographies et portraits (Montreal, 1876).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. V, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 401p., p. 84.

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